The former child actor who was the voice of Charlie Brown in the 1960s “Peanuts” animated television specials was sentenced to a year in jail on Wednesday and immediately ordered to a residential drug treatment center by a California judge who told him: “Don’t be a blockhead.”
Peter Robbins, 56, who choked up while reading a letter of apology to the court, had pleaded guilty last month to two felony counts of stalking and making criminal threats against his girlfriend, Shawna Kern, and a plastic surgeon who had performed her breast implant surgery.
Although he was sentenced to a year in jail, he was given credit for time served and ordered to spend the next eight months in a drug treatment facility. He will then serve five years of probation.
“I realize this is the first step towards becoming the fun-loving, respectful person I was and hope to be again,” Robbins said in his apology. “I love Shawna and wish her my best.”